Five Weeks Away in NYC: TILTED@10

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars presents
Tilted@10 — a solstice weekend of performances
celebrating 10 years of Tilted Axes

These performances consist of two musical processions in Lower Manhattan, New York City

EAST VILLAGE – Saturday, December 18, 12pm to 3pm – beginning at Astor Place Hair Stylists, 2 Astor Place
WEST VILLAGE – Sunday, December 19, 12pm to 3pm – beginning at Alchemical Studios, 104 W 14th St.

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is a group of guitarists and percussionists led by composer/performer Patrick Grant. They perform original music untethered via mini-amps strapped over their shoulders. Since their inception at the first annual Make Music Winter in NYC 10 years ago, they have created and performed numerous new music events in the USA, Europe, and Brazil.

Tilted Axes can perform anywhere there are people, excelling in untraditional venues. Its roster of musicians can change from performance to performance, city to city. The musicians learn a common repertoire created by diverse composers and rehearse it in workshops. Its performances are free to the public and are supported through institutional and/or private donations. 

The project takes on aspects of spectacle informed by municipal band tradition, avant-garde theater, and world music. It takes music out into the world and seeks transformative situations meant to change community conversation. It is an apolitical organization, but it does support science, arts programs, and renewable energy whenever possible. Tilted Axes works best when it is part of something bigger than itself i.e. festivals, exhibitions, community initiatives, astronomical events.

These performances are part of Make Music Winter 2021 and include new music from core members Howie Kenty, Elisa Corona Aguilar, jc (Jon Clancy), and Patrick Grant. The movement direction is by Christopher Caines.

Check back for detailed procession routes closer to the dates of events.

Tilted Axes: Tilted@10 performers — Gene Ardor, Angela Babin, David Demnitz, Michael Fisher, Jason Goldstein, Patrick Grant (music director), John Halo, Howie Kenty (asst. music. director), Alex Lahoski, Anthony Mullin, Chad Ossman, Kevin Pfieffer, Sean Satin, Dmitri Shapira, Jeremy D Slater: electric guitars — Jeremy Nesse: chapman stick — Dan Cooper, Alex Durante, Sarah Metivier Schadt: electric bass — Caitlin Cawley, jc (Jon Clancy), John Ferrari: percussion — Christopher Caines: movement director — Jocelyn Gonzales: media producer — Melinda Faylor: stage manager — Emily MacMahon: performance support — Harry Scott: framing devices — Mari Gustafson & Vanessa Paulsen: standard bearers

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is a project of Peppergreen Media and is powered by Vox Amplification & Blackstar Amps courtesy of KORG USA. We thank our performance partners Make Music New York, Astor Place Hairstylists, Alchemical Studios, and The Village Alliance. Our Tilted@10 anniversary season is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The ASCAP Plus+ Awards, the NYU Tisch Adjunct Development Fund, but mostly through the generous support of the public.

The Tilted@10 graphic depicts the tin molecule and its alchemical symbol. Tin is the traditional gift for 10th anniversaries.

#tiltedaxes — http://www.tiltedaxes.com — @tiltedaxes

Tilted Axes: Unlikely Characters — Oct. 23

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars is one of the many spectacular bands that will be performing in the HONK NYC! 2021 Festival.

“For the Honk NYC procession, Tilted Axes is performing “Unlikely Characters,” a piece especially created for HONK NYC!. The title comes from the Robert Fripp quote: “Music so wishes to be heard that it sometimes calls upon unlikely characters to give it voice and to give it ears.”

We hope you join us from October 18 to 24 to see all of the “Unlikely Characters” that will be performing all across New York City.

HONK NYC! is a donation based volunteer-run organization, and each dollar pledged helps to fund and organize incredible community events for all music lovers. Please go to our kickstarter link (in our bio and comments) to contribute now to our 2021 campaign to support incredible performances like these.” 

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Tilted Axes: FABRICATION — Oct. 10

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars will present a new performance procession entitled Fabrication in partnership with Theaterlab in NYC’s Garment District. Tilted Axes is a group of guitarists and percussionists lead by classically trained post-rocker Patrick Grant. They perform original music untethered via mini-amps strapped over their shoulders. This event is part of Tilted@10 celebrating Tilted Axes 10th anniversary season. The performance begins at Theaterlab, 357 W 36th in NYC, and will stop along the way at various landmarks to perform special compositions significant to that location. The performance is free to the public and can be joined at any point along the route. They will eventually bring the procession full circle, returning to Theaterlab to complete the performance. Afterward the public can join Tilted Axes for a meet and greet in Theaterlab’s performance space and find out more about their work. Procession route TBA. 

Read the complete press release HERE.

Happy Autumn! Tilted Axes Article in AM New York

By Bob Krasner — “For some, the sight of a marching band of electric guitars was just another day in New York City, for others, it’s what makes the city special (you can add us to that group).

Composer Patrick Grant took Tilted Axes, his core group of nine musicians — including himself — with their Vox amplifiers (a longtime sponsor) on a walking tour of the East Village, stopping to play in various spots but never stopping the music.

The music, all composed by Grant, consisted of some pieces that were played as composed and others that followed strict rhythmic or harmonic rules but gave the players leeway to improvise. Sponsored by Make Music New York and grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The New York State Council on the Arts, the group can expand to 20 players…


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Tilted Axes Launched Its 10th Season at Make Music Autumn

Tilted Axes Begins Its 10th Anniversary Season With a Return to Astor Place as part of Make Music Autumn

On September 19th, between 1pm-4pm, Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars returns to Astor Place and environs with a procession and performance as part of the inaugural Make Music Autumn. Tilted Axes is a group of guitarists and percussionists lead by classically trained post-rocker Patrick Grant. They perform original music untethered via mini-amps strapped over their shoulders. For this occassion they have partnered with the iconic Astor Place Hair Stylists who also serve as their base. The performance spectacle will begin at the plaza sculpture The Alamo (a.k.a. The Cube). From there they will perform in-procession around the neighborhoods that have been key to their origin: The East Village and Greenwich Village. They will stop along the way at various landmarks to perform special compositions significant to the location. Bringing the event full circle, they will return to Astor Place Plaza to complete their performance.

Meet the core members of Tilted Axes 2021:

Angela Babin — e. guitar

John Halo — e. guitar

Jeremy Nesse — chapman stick

jc (jon clancy) — percussion & composer

Elisa Corona Aguilar — e. guitar & composer

Howie Kenty — e. guitar, composer & asst. music director

Dan Cooper — 7-string e. bass

Patrick Grant — e. guitar, composer, & artistic director

Caitlin Cawley — percussion

Kevin Pfeiffer — axe alternate

Christopher Caines — movement director

Jocelyn Gonzales — media producer

Tilted Axes is powered by Vox Amplification & Blackstar Amps courtesy of KORG USA. Our Tilted@10 anniversary season is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The ASCAP Plus+ Awards, the NYU Tisch Adjunct Development Fund, Alchemical Studios, but mostly through the generous support of people like you. Thank you for helping us keep our performances and events free to the public whenever and wherever possible. Join our Tilted Team at http://www.tiltedaxes.com.

A huge thanks to James Burke of Make Music New York, Rachel Brandon of The Village Alliance, but especially Big Mike Saviello of Astor Place Hair Stylists. For this event Big Mike will be curating artwork on the street in front of the shop. Check it out!

Production Assistant Needed for Fall 2021

Production Assistant Needed for Fall 2021

September 4, 2021

Peppergreen Media is looking for a responsible and creative NYC based Production Assistant to work on light administrative duties, social content production, and event organizing for the 2021 Fall Season of its flagship project Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars. This is a paid position.

About Tilted Axes — Combining the energy of rock, the creative discipline of theater, and the experimental spirit of the downtown NYC arts scene, Tilted Axes is both a processional event and an ensemble of mobile electric guitarists created by composer/performer Patrick Grant.

The PA work will be a mix of remote and in-person activities. Peppergreen Media follows all local and current Covid-19 guidelines.

Duties will include:

 – attending TA production meetings

 – co-creating, scheduling, and posting social media content such as images, graphics, flyers, quote cards, stories, audiograms, or short videos for use on FB, Twitter and Instagram, all to promote the ensemble at large as well as specific TA fall events.

 – providing logistical support for TA events during prep period, day of the event, and any loadout or cleanup activities.

 – communications support such as email follow-ups, publicity outreach, scheduling meetings, and compiling information or media assets from ensemble members.

 – drafting text or documents for publicity or fundraising purposes

Required:

 – familiarity with Google applications

 – experience with basic photo, video and sound editing

 – active on social media and familiar with creative strategies for social promotion

 – comfortable with video conference apps and running multimedia presentations

 – great communicator with a tight descriptive writing style

To find out more, please send an email of interest to jocelyngonzales72@gmail.com no later than Sept, 17, 2021. Please put “Peppergreen PA” in the subject of your email.

Announcing Tilt Core 2021

AUGUST 15: an announcement from

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars

Meet the members of Tilt Core, our circle within the circle,

the driving force behind the larger events in the

2021 Tilted@10 anniversary season ahead:

Angela Babin — e. guitar

John Halo — e. guitar

Jeremy Nesse — chapman stick

jc (jon clancy) — percussion & composer

Elisa Corona Aguilar — e. guitar & composer

Howie Kenty — e. guitar, composer & asst. music director

Dan Cooper — 7-string e. bass

Patrick Grant — e. guitar, composer, & artistic director

Caitlin Cawley — percussion

Kevin Pfeiffer (not pictured) — axe alternate

Stay tuned for upcoming performance dates & other new music activities

http://www.patrickgrant.com/tiltedaxes.html

Tilted Axes is powered by Vox Amplification & Blackstar Amps courtesy of KORG USA. Our Tilted@10 anniversary season is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The ASCAP Plus+ Awards, the NYU Tisch Adjunct Development Fund, but mostly through the generous support of people like you. Thank you for helping us keep our performances and events free to the public whenever and wherever possible.

Blackstar Joins Vox Amps As Tilted Sponsors

We are thrilled beyond thrilled that Blackstar has joined Vox as a sponsor of Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars this 2021-2022 season. They are outfitting our central unit Tilt Core with a new line of gear from the new Vox Go amp series and with Blackstar USB power banks. No more batteries. This is graciously done through Korg USA who distributes this gear internationally. We are happy to represent as Korg USA Artists.

Thank you! This helps so much!